Onyx was one of Puerto Rico´s most loved dogs

Losing a pet can be like losing a family member. During such a heart-breaking time, many people seek out options open to them to keep their beloved pet close to home. This is how many discover the Bios Urn for pets. Our pets show us unconditional love. And although we don’t speak the same language, […]

Have you ever seen a Vertical Forest? Discover the Bosco Verticale in Milan!

Traveling to Italy recently, we discovered the incredible Bosco Verticale: a skyscraper which is a living forest! What an incredible piece of architecture. This is the first example of a ‘Vertical Forest’ (il Bosco Verticale). It was inaugurated in October 2014 in Milan in the Porta Nuova Isola area, as part of a wider renovation project […]

The Hidden Life of Trees: a must-read book

“The Hidden Life of Trees” is the title of a fascinating book which should be on everyone’s must-read list. In this international bestseller, the author Peter Wohlleben opens readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. At Bios Urn we think that it’s one the most interesting things ever written. It’s about […]

Petrichor, the smell of rain (VIDEO)

PETRICHOR This word stands for the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry grounds. The word is composed by the combination of two Greek words: petra, that is to say stone, and ichor in Greek mythology the eternal essence that was supposed to be the blood of gods. The term does not date back […]

Five houseplants to that suck the toxins out of your indoor air

Quiz: What do you think is more polluted? Indoor or outdoor air? If you said outdoor, well unfortunately various studies showed that you are wrong. In fact, air in our offices and houses is usually far more polluted than outside. Here comes the second quiz of the day: are trees good only for producing oxygen […]

Centenary Tree Canopy Lets You Walk Above Trees in South Africa

Tree canopy walkway built in South Africa[/caption] Your dream was to be an astronaut but you failed? Well, do not despair! There is still a way for you to watch the world from above. In fact, there is a “strange snake” in South Africa that will bring you to the top of the world, or […]

Greenification

How does a city look like? Considering that half of the world population lives in urban centers, we will reasonably think at a city as an overcrowded and polluted space dominated by a grey sky. However, if you look better around you, you may see a yellow wheatfield. At least this is what happened in […]

This Bottle Garden Hasn´t Been Watered In Over 40 Years and Is Thriving

David Latimer Hasn’t Watered His Sealed Bottle Garden In Over 40 Years And It’s Still Alive Do you love plants but lack a green thumb? If you answered yes to the question and you still don’t have plans for your next Easter holidays, you should absolutely read the story of David Latimer hereafter and take inspiration from it for your […]

‘Wind Tree’ Uses Leaf Turbines To Generate Electricity From Wind

It is known that trees produce oxygen. What we did not expect is that they can be used to produce energy too!  That  is the idea behind French start-up NewWind. New Wind has designed a wind turbine which takes the form of a tree.  The name of this new tree species is “WindTree” or using the […]

The people on trees

When we were children, we all had a common dream: a tree house. Based on the success that tree houses have on airbnb, a popular website for people to rent out lodging, this desire is still present in many grown-up children. In a forest near the Italian city of Turin, there is a child who […]